7 - Mitch Klipa
Mitch Klipa
Height: 6-6
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Forest Hills Central
Position: 2MD
Major: Business

2010 WWPA All-Tournament 1st Team

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 ACWPC All-Academic

2010 WWPA All-Academic

 AS A SENIOR IN 2010: Helped anchor the defense for the Broncos while starting in all 34 games... registered 25 goals, 17 assists, and 33 steals... led the team with 19 field blocks...scored three goals and added one assist against Princeton (9/10)… registered two goals while collecting an assist and earned ejection against Fordham (9/11)… scored two goals and registered one steal against John Hopkins (9/12)… scored three goals while adding a steal and a field block versus Navy (9/18)… scored a goal while adding two steals and a field block versus LMU (9/19)… scored a goal while adding a steal and field block against Cal (10/2)… scored a goal while registering a steal, three field blocks, and a earned ejection against St. Francis (10/2)… scored a goal and registered four steals against LMU (10/3) … scored two goals while adding a steal against UCSD (10/16)

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Started all 34 matches and compiled 32 goals and 16 assists, 30 steals, six field blocks and earned 12 ejections ... also drew five 5-meter shots ... scored two goals in win over Harvard (9/13) ... three assists in win over Air Force (9/19) and one goal against UC Davis (9/20) at NorCal Invitational ... scored against Cal Baptist in The Rodeo (10/24) ... scored in loss vs. UC San Diego (11/7) ... scored three goals and drew two exclusions against Whittier (11/8) ... scored two goals against UC Davis (11/14).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Named to the ACWPC All-Academic Team ... played in all 30 matches in 2008, started in six ... recorded 14 goals on 42 attempts ... led the Broncos in steals with 41 and field blocks with 16 ... tallied six assists and four drawn ejections ... recorded a season-high five steals against Redlands (Sept. 28).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: 9/7 vs. Queens - Came off the bench and scored one gaol on two attempts ... 9/8 vs. George Washington - Came off the bench and attempted one shot while surrendering a kickout ... 9/8 vs. Navy - Came off the bench and attempted a shot while notching two steals and surrendering a kickout ... 9/9 vs. Princeton - DNP ... 9/9 vs. Gannon - Came off the bench and scored two goals on three attempts, recorded a steal, and surrendered three kickouts ... 9/15 vs. UCLA - Came off the bench and attempted three shots, notched two steals, drew a 4M and surrendered three kickouts ... 9/15 vs. UC Davis - Came off the bench and attempted one shot ... 9/16 vs. Air Force - Came off the bench and attempted three shots while surrendering a kickout ... 9/16 vs. UC Santa Cruz - Came off the bench and attempted one shot while surrendering a kickout ... 9/20 vs. Fordham - Came off the bench and surrendered a kickout ... 9/22 vs. La Verne - Came off the bench and attempted one shot with an assist, a steal, and a kickout drawn ... 9/22 vs. Redlands - Came off the bench and attempted one shot ... 9/23 vs. Claremont - Came off the bench and had an assist ... 9/23 vs. Whittier - Came off the bench and surrendered a kickout ... 9/29 vs. UC Davis - DNP ... 9/30 vs. UCLA - Came off the bench and scored one goal on two attempts with four steals and a kickout surrendered ... 9/30 vs. Fresno Pacific - Came off the bench and attempted one shot with two assists and two steals ... 10/5 vs. Whittier - Came off the bench and scored one goal on one attempt with two assists, a steal, and a kickout ... 10/5 vs. Pomona - Came off the bench but did not attempt a shot ... 10/6 vs. Brown - Came off the bench and attempted one shot with a steal and a kickout ... 10/6 vs. Cal Lutheran - DNP ... 10/14 vs. UC Santa Cruz - Came off the bench but did not attempt a shot ... 10/26 vs. LMU - DNP ... 10/28 vs. Cal - Came off the bench but did not attempt a shot ... 11/3 vs. UC Santa Cruz - Came off the bench and surrendered a kickout ... 11/4 vs. UC Davis - Came off the bench and notched a steal ... 11/11 vs. Stanford - DNP ... 11/16 vs. Pomona (WWPA 1st round) - DNP ... 11/17 vs. LMU (WWPA semifinals) - Came off the bench and attempted a shot ... 11/18 vs. Air Force (WWPA 3rd place game) - Came off the bench and notched an assist.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 National Honor Society graduate of Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan .... Earned the Environmental Science Dept. Award for Excellence .... Twelve varsity letters and was MVP and team captain for water polo, swimming and crew ... Both high school MV Athlete and 2007 Conference Athlete of the Year ... All-State and 2K school record in crew ... All-State, two All-American awards and four school records in swimming ... MVP of West Michigan Region, All-State and 3rd team All-American in water polo .... Coached by Dave McWatters, Jason Sweedyk and Jake Miller.

PERSONAL: Son of Bud and Carol Klipa ... has an older brother, Andrew and an older sister, Meredith, who played water polo at Villanova University ... enjoys music, football, soccer, travel and film production ... majoring in business.